Morning Debriefing 9/21/11
1) 24/7 Blake Griffin: FoD Intern. Enough said.
2) Garfunkel & Oates came out with a karaoke version of “All Over Your Face”. We will be looking for these songs now in karaoke bars across LA county.
3) Is there a better way to give comedy awards out? Trust us, it’s not a veiled attempt in which to rig distinctions in comedy in order to get Louie an award.
4) If you’ve never heard of this, you’re going to hear of it now: TV Guide Letter Theater. That’s right re-enactments of people writing letters to TV Guide.
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6) Speaking of Birds of Prey, Bird of Prey Susan Burke co-wrote a script which is picking up more than a little traction…
7) Something we wrote yesterday: Field of Dreams of Comedy (in a Living Room and the Warehouse).
9) ON THE HORIZON
Channel 101 Screening @ Downtown Independent Theater Sat. Sept. 24th 8PM/10PM FREE
10) COMEDY CRAWL
Andrés Du Bouchet Center for the Performing Arts @ Bootleg Theater 8PM $8
Comedy Slice @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8PM $10 ($5 online with promo code IGGY)
The Good Bits @ Witzend 8PM $5
Side Dish: A Spicy Comedy Talk Show @ Bar Lubitsch 8PM FREE
Sessions with Scott @ Dangerfield’s 2 8PM FREE
Neighbors @ The Warehouse 8PM FREE
Meltdown @ Meltdown Comics 8:30PM $8
The Ed Galvez Punk House @ Westside Comedy Theater 9PM $8
Frolic! @ Far Bar 9PM FREE
Facebook @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Beer in the Shower @ Dreams Cafe & Bar 9:30PM FREE
The Ho Ho Show @ Hollywood Hotel 10PM FREE
The Comedy Pill @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10:30PM $5
11) OPEN MIC RUN
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
PANGEA OPEN MIC @ KYOTO GRAND HOTEL 120 S. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 6PM/Starts 7PM/mixed mic/5 min.
THE SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 7PM
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/first come, first served
GRINDHOUSE CAFE 1051 N. Havenhurst, West Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM/$3 cover/10 min. guarantee
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 8:30PM
LIQUID ZOO 7214 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA/Sign-up 8:30PM/Starts 9PM/first come, first served/7 min.
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel, past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/first come, first served/coffee and bottled water available
12) Sometimes, you just have to start off your set with “There is no way this is going to go well,” to get the jokes out.